"A window of opportunity remains ajar in Bosnia, but unless the international community takes swift and resolute action, the peace agreement concluded a little over a year ago at Dayton will be remembered not as the basis for a lasting peace but as the most expensive cease-fire in history," says ICG President Nicholas Hinton.

In anticipation of the forthcoming DPA Peace Implementation Conference in London on December 4-5, ICG presents a series of recommendations to get the peace process back on track. Meanwhile, following the extension of the OSCE's mandate through 1997, ICG Bosnia cautions against further electoral engineering in the run-up to Bosnia's municipal elections.

Since the onset of conflict in eastern Zaire, ICG have been exploring ways in which to put together a crisis prevention plan for Central Africa. In this brief report, ICG Burundi's policy analysts set out some of the options and plot ICG's short and medium term strategy in this repect.